I want to thank your editor and publisher for the editorial “Failed Insurrection Disgusts All of Us.”

I wish all of the media would print the truth instead of wild conspiracy theories that we tend to hear in our media daily. We need to re-establish our Truth in Broadcasting Act and require all media outlets to show proof of what they present. 

Many people watch Fox News and think they are getting the truth, but as Rupert Murdoch said in court on numerous occasions, “Fox admits they lie” and, under the First Amendment, “have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves.” Mr. Murdock went on to say that we’re not news, we’re entertainment.

If Mr. Murdoch admitted to this, how many other networks may be doing the same? Americans deserve the truth in all media outlets. This isn’t Nazi Germany. We are the seed of democracy in the world, and we need to remain that way.

Michael F. Edwards 

Pinehurst

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Kathryn Giquinto

It isn’t just the TV Networks that push out the lies. Once well respected papers like the New York Times and the Washington Post are now known to push out lies on a regular basis. Whenever you are reading or listening to a “news” story where the words; “sources say”, or “it was told to us by someone who wishes to remain anonymous”, you should just stop reading because it is probably nothing more than malicious tabloid gossip.

Sally Larson

Kathryn, don't you remember whenever someone spoke up about a truth that Trump didn't like, Trump would immediately jump on them and do everything he could to discredit the person. Why would anyone want to give out their name after being treated like that?

Kathryn Giquinto

Sorry Sally but if you put something out there you need to let people know who is saying it and back it up with truthful facts, otherwise it can’t be taken seriously. No matter what you said about Trump he would have refuted it, unless of course you were praising him. There have been many lies told to the American people from both political sides by corporate media. When it comes to politics they don’t report real news anymore, but rather have become the water boys for their favorite political party.

Well, at least Murdoch admitted it. You will never hear that from the fake news media. BTW Fox is tanking ever since they joined the fake news. Their calling of Arizona for Biden after only 1% of the votes were reported was the last straw. Newsmax, Breitbart, Epoch Times, Town Hall and others have more than filled the void. Bite the hand that feeds and you will starve to death.

Barbara Misiaszek

Those outlets you mention Kent are voids.

John Misiaszek

Dan Roman

Kent and his krazy konspiracy kult sources

Sally Larson

I think we all remember the term "fake news" came from Trump's mouth whenever the truth was being told and he didn't like it. He's a perfect scam artist when he gets suckers believing in everything he says.

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